Episode 171 – Steemit Skepticism, Federal Reserve Interest, and BlockStream Won…

Here are the TL;DR headlines from today’s show:

The Federal Reserve is playing with interest rates. Steemit introduces promoted content and we are looking for a wallet to HLOD Steem currencies off the platform… is Steemit decentralized? Civil asset forfeiture is too hard to give up for Police in New Mexico. Lots of Ethereum news, you should give a listen! Imagine if Ethereum and Steemit had a baby blockchain, you may end up with Synereo. One prominent Bitcoin Miner proclaims Blocksteam has won the Block-size debate and we lament the fall of Bitcoin. More details on Monero.

All this and more here on Neocash Radio episode 171! Recorded August 31st, 2016 in Manchester, NH!

We’ve written out short overviews of the topics discussed on today’s show below; be sure to listen in to the whole podcast to get more information, insights, and thoughts on each of them from JJ, Darren, and Randy!

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Episode 137 – Windows 10 Is Compromised

A look back at 2015. An op-ed from Jeff Garzik about the blockchain debate. US Dollars are used to launder money by Police. Windows 10 covertly sends encryption keys to Microsoft. New Hampshire news. Free State Project hits 92%

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Traditional Markets

Gold down $1067

Silver down $13.82

Oil down $37.07

DOW down 17,425

30 Year Treasury up 3.015%

 

Crypto Markets

BTC up $428

LTC steady $3.46

ETH up $1.30

 

News

A Look back at 2015

http://bravenewcoin.com/news/the-most-influential-headlines-of-2015-in-case-you-missed-it/

Jeff Garzik: Bitcoin is Being Hot-Wired for Settlement

https://medium.com/@jgarzik/bitcoin-is-being-hot-wired-for-settlement-a5beb1df223a#.e065kfust

Bal Harbour Police aid the laundering of around $4M of drug money

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article51698275.html

Windows X covertly sends encryption keys to Microsoft

https://boingboing.net/2015/12/29/windows-10-covertly-sends-your.html

New Hampshire

FSP 92%

Amanda Bouldin gets big news coverage regarding nipple legislation.

Episode 131 – Fear Machine Hijinks

ISIS does not have a bitcoin address worth $3 Million. European Union looks to slaughter individual rights after the attacks in Paris. Police in the United States take more property than robbers. Trump distracts the US with outrageous rhetoric.

 
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Traditional Market

Gold down slightly $1078

Silver down slightly $14.20

Oil up $41.46

DOW up 17823

30 year down 3.02%

 

Crypto Market

BTC ~ $322

LTC ~ $3.10

ETH up $1.34

 

News

EU Bitcoin ISIS?

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/europe-wants-to-crack-down-on-bitcoin-despite-little-evidence-that-isis-uses-it

The fed might be subject to audit because of new bill passed by house:

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/260760-house-passes-bill-to-overhaul-the-fed

Police take more property than burglars

http://rare.us/story/federal-agents-took-more-money-and-stuff-from-americans-in-2014-than-burglars-did/?utm_source=JulieBorowski&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=Partnership

Bernanke!

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/ben-bernanke-worried-terrorists-use-bitcoin/

Government tries to make it easier to take your money

https://myra.gov/about/

Coinbase Debit Card

http://www.wired.com/2015/11/coinbase-unveils-countrys-first-bitcoin-debit-card/

Trump suggests labeling Muslims in a similar way that Hitler labeled Jews before world II  

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/donald-trump-has-big-plans-1303117537878070.html

http://news.yahoo.com/donald-trump-wants-to-create-database-for-syrian-refugees–surveil-mosques–bring-back-waterboarding-195633361.html

http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/By-hyping-anti-Muslim-ideas-GOP-has-made-the-6647454.php

Episode 99 – Government Censorship and Security

Australia says no to regulating bitcoin, Rand Paul is the first US Presidential Candidate to accept bitcoin for his campaign donations. Overstock is going big on the bitcoin train. PayPal merchants can now accept bitcoin. The Bitcoin Foundation is on the rocks. Police stations are having their files held for ransom. Turkey and Russia are censoring internet content.

putin-better

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Episode 92 – NSA Hard Drive Backdoor and Bitcoin Foundation Elections

Bitcoin involved muggings in New York.  Police sloppy with their computer security pay ransom.  Stripe now integrates bitcoin for merchants.  Robocoin allows conversion of regular ATMs to bitcoin ATMs.  Chicago taxi drivers strike because people prefer their competition.  NSA provides serious security flaw in most computer hard drives.  Bitcoin foundation elections.  Does bitcoin need faith?  Bitreserve adds Swiss Francs to their platform.  Greece gets a four month reprieve on their crippling debt.

 


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